PhD in Biblical and Theological Studies

About the Programme

The PhD in Biblical and Theological Studies programme is solidly based on the Seventh-day Adventist philosophy of wholistic education, emphasizing the effective integration of faith and learning. The programme implements the curriculum with three core values: integrity, respect and love. These core values provide students with the tools to meet the demands of the complex and changing church, business and surrounding environments.

The foundations of the PhD programme are built on the basic principles taken from Scripture and world-class resources concerning the specializations of the given programme. It will promote sound methods of biblical, historical, missiological, theological and philosophical scholarship and spread these principles through publications, lectureships, conferences, and symposiums. This will equip the reflective practitioner and ground his/her knowledge to African realities without neglecting the competencies needed for a global scholarship.

As the final result will be graduates, who are contextually relevant and globally functional. Such graduates will be able to share effective academic leadership on the local level in their communities and countries.

 

Specializations: 

  •  Old Testament                                  
  •  New Testament                                   
  •  Systematic Theology                           
  •  Missiology

 

Purpose of the Programme

  1. The PhD Biblical Theological-Historical studies program aims to equip scholars with advanced academic and professional competencies in consultancy, research, and teaching from a strong ethical and conservative perspective.
  2. Do you want to be equipped with advanced academic and professional competencies in consultancy, research, and teaching skill in Biblical Historical-Theological Studies? You are invited to explore biblical knowledge with us.
  3. Are you aspiring for a career as an academic or researcher recognized for your excellent analytical capabilities, discipline, and communication skills in Biblical historical and theological studies? You are invited to grow with us.

Objectives of the Programme

  • It is envisaged that the programme will provide skilful graduates to fill the existing scholarship gap within the continent of Africa. Students will be introduced to key elements and aspects, characteristic of the academic research, which can inject a new vision for a local, national and global scholarship.
  • The programme is to apply biblical, historical, educational, linguistic, theological, philosophical, ethical, missiological, pastoral, and evangelistic instruction to academic research in the educational context. Practical scholarly experience is a vital part of this programme.
  • The specific goal of the PhD programme is to develop highly educated and committed lifelong scholars, who possess the right knowledge, ethical values, communication competence and relational skills, independent academic research competencies; who know how to use appropriate biblical methodologies, analyse and present findings that may advance knowledge and mission, and analytical thinking so that they may contribute effectively to various educational institutions operated by the Adventist Church in Africa and globally as well as provide services as may be needed in the larger society.

  1. A Master of Arts in Biblical and Theological Studies, Master of Divinity and Master of Arts in Missiology (or their equivalents) with a minimum of 42-semester credits and a minimum Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of 3.33 (on a 4-point system). This is a B grade or 60% and above in the Kenya University grading system. However, in some cases, selected core courses may be required as programme prerequisites/bridging courses.
  2. Successful completion of at least six (6) credits of coursework in research at the post-graduate level. This requirement is in addition to the completed and accepted thesis/project done at the post-graduate level.
  3. Present proof of having successfully taken Intermediate biblical Hebrew and Greek grammar and syntax in the Master's transcript during a period of a maximum of six (6) years prior to applying to the PhD programme. Alternatively, the applicant must demonstrate proficiency in biblical Hebrew and Greek languages either by challenge examinations or by taking courses in Hebrew and Greek language as prerequisites.
  4. A minimum of 4-full years of relevant work/church ministry experience.
  5. A statement of purpose, career goals and commitment to academic excellence is required. This statement should be a maximum of five (5) pages, typed, double-spaced. It should be submitted together with the other application materials.
  6. Three letters of recommendation are to be submitted with the application materials:
  • One professional recommendation
  • One academic recommendation
  • One character recommendation

7. Meet any other requirement as shall be determined by the Graduate Admission Committee of the Seminary.


Programme Coordinator: Robert Osei-Bonsu, PhD, MEd

 Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


 

Duration of the Program

Years

Semesters/Sessions

Full-time

4

8 Semesters

Part-time

4

4 Sessions

 

 

PhD (BTS) - Full Time – 4 Years

(8  Semesters) – Total Credits - 64

 

PhD (BTS) – Part Time – 4 Years

(4 Sessions)  – Total  Credits - 64

Year 1

1st Sem.

Year 1

 2nd Sem

Year 2

1st Sem

Year 2

2nd Sem

Year 3

1 st Sem

Year 3

2nd Sem

Year 4

1st Sem

Year 4

2nd

Sem

 

Year 1

Session 1

Year 2

Session 2

Year 3

Session 3

Year 4

Session 4

12 crs

12 crs

12 crs

12 crs

16

Register

Register

Register

 

18 crs

18 crs

12 crs

16 crs

 

 

Requirements

Credits

Specialization

27

Research & Dissertation

28

Cognate

9

Total

64

 

PhD – Biblical and Theological Studies

       

Specialization 1

Old Testament

Code

Course Title

Crs

 

OTST 862

Advanced Old Testament Exegesis

3

 

OTST 848

Advanced Hebrew Grammar

3

 

OTST 861

Biblical Aramaic

3

 

OTST 885

Exilic Prophets

3

 

OTST 887 

Biblical Wisdom Literature

3

 

OTST 882

Theology of the OT Eschatology

3

 

OTST 865 

Historical Books

3

 

OTST 860

Theology of the Sanctuary 

3

 

GSEM 890

Course Development and Teaching Practicum

3

 

GSEM 950

Comprehensive Exams

0

   

Total

27

       

Specialization 2

New Testament

Code

Course Title

Crs

 

NTST 848

Advanced Greek Grammar

3

 

NTST 861

Reading LXX

3

 

NTST 862

Studies in Christian & Jewish Writings

3

 

NTST 850

Exegesis: 1 & 2 Corinthians

3

 

NTST 870

Prison Epistles of Paul

3

 

NTST 860

Theology of the Sanctuary

 3

 

NTST 865

Pastoral Epistles

3

 

NTST 883

Advanced Studies in the Gospel

3

 

GSEM 890

Course Development and Teaching Practicum

3

 

GSEM 950

Comprehensive Exams

0

   

Total

27

       

Specialization 3

Systematic Theology

Code

Course Title

Crs

 

THST 861

Principles and Methods of Theology

3

 

THST 862

Biblical Eschatology

3

 

THST 855

Early Christian Theology

3

 

THST 860

Contemporary Theology

3

 

THST 863

Doctrine of God

3

 

THST 870

Protestant Theological Heritage

3

 

THST 881

History and Theology of Ecumenism

3

 

THST 882

Human Nature and Destiny

3

 

GSEM 890

Course Development and Teaching Practicum

3

 

GSEM 950

Comprehensive Exams

0

   

Total

27

Specialization 4

Mission Theology

Code

Course Title

Crs

 

MSSN 870

Mission Strategy Development

3

 

MSSN 872

Contextualization

3

 

MSSN 881

Urban Missions

3

 

MSSN 875

Anthropology for World Mission and Ministry

3

 

MSSN 860

Witnessing to Animistic Religions

 3

 

*MSSN 869

Research Methods in Mission and Ministry

 3

 

MSSN 874

Contemporary Issues in Mission

3

 

MSSN 882

Islamic Culture and Society

3

 

GSEM 890

Course Development and Teaching Practicum

3

 

GSEM 950

Comprehensive Exams

0

   

Total

27

       

Research

Code

Course Title

Crs

 

GSEM 867

PhD Dissertation Research Methods and Proposal Seminar

3

 

GSEM 955

PhD Dissertation

16

 

OTST/NTST/THST/MSSN 880

Seminar in OT/NT/ST/MS Studies

3

 

OTST/NTST/THST/MSSN 883

Directed Independent Research

3

 

OTST/NTST/THST/MSSN 893

Interdisciplinary Seminar

3

   

Total

28

       

Cognate 1

Old Testament

Code

Course Title

Crs

 

OTST 850

 Exilic Prophets

3

 

OTST 870

Biblical Wisdom Literature

3

 

OTST 893

Interdisciplinary Seminar

3

   

Total

9

       

Cognate 2

New Testament

Code

Course Title

Crs

 

NTST 850

Exegesis: 1 & 2 Corinthians

 3

 

NTST 882

Advanced Studies in the Gospels

3

 

NTST 893

Interdisciplinary Seminar

3

   

Total

3

Cognate 3

Systematic Theology

Code

Course Title

Crs

 

THST 862

Biblical Eschatology

3

 

THST 887

Contemporary Theology

3

 

THST 893

Interdisciplinary Seminar

3

   

Total

9

       

Cognate 4

Missiology

Code

Course Title

Crs

   

MSSN 885 Contemporary Issues in Mission

3

   

MSSN 887 Mission Strategy Development          

3

 

MSSN 893

Interdisciplinary Seminar

3

   

Total

9

       

Grand Total:

   

64

 

 

Part Time Schedule

PhD  – Specialization 1: Old Testament

 

Year 1 – Session 1

 

Year 2 – Session 2

Code

Course Title

Crs

 

Code

Course Title

Crs

OTST 848

Advanced Hebrew

3

 

OTST 865

 Historical Books (3)

3

OTST 850

Exilic Prophets

3

 

OTST 870 

Biblical Wisdom Literature (3)

3

OTST 860

Theology of the Sanctuary

3

 

OTST 880

Seminar in Old Testament Studies and Methods (3)

3

             

OTST 861

Biblical Aramaic

3

 

GSEM 890

 Course Development and Teaching Practicum (3)

3

OTST 862

Advanced Old Testament Exegesis

3

 

OTST 882 

Theology of the OT Eschatology (3)

3

GSEM 867

 PhD Dissertation Research Methods and Proposal Seminar

3

   

Cognate (Chose a course from your cognate)

Submit an article for publication

3

 

Total

18

   

Total

18

 

Year 2

Year 3 – Session 3

 

Year 4 – Session 4

Code

Course Title

Crs

 

Code

Course Title

Crs

GSEM 728/729

Reading Theological French / German

3

 

GSEM 995

PhD Dissertation (16)

 

OTST 883 

Directed Independent Research 3 cr

3

   

Submission of Article for publication

 

OTST/NTST/THST/MSSN 893

Interdisciplinary Seminar 3 cr (Cognate)

3

       
 

Cognate (Chose a course from your cognate)

3

       

GSEM 950

 Comprehensive Exams (0) (Five to six month preparation)

         
 

Total

12

   

Total

 

Grand Total:

 

 

Part Time Schedule

PhD – Specialization 2:  New Testament

 

Year 1 – Session 1

 

Year 2 – Session 2

Code

Course Title

Crs

 

Code

Course Title

Crs

NTST 848

 Advanced Greek

3

 

NTST 865

Pastoral Epistles

3

NTST 850

Exegesis: 1 and 2 Corinthians

3

 

NTST 870

Prison Epistles of Paul

3

NTST 860

Theology of the Sanctuary

3

 

NTST 880

Seminar in NT Studies and Methods

3

NTST 861

Reading LXX

3

 

GSEM 890

 Course Development and Teaching Practicum

3

NTST 862

Studies in Christian & Jewish Writings (3)

3

 

NTST 882

Advanced studies in the Gospels (3)

3

GSEM 867

 PhD Dissertation Research Methods and Proposal Seminar

3

   

Cognate (Chose a course from your cognate)

Submit an article for publication

3

 

Total

12

   

Total

12

 

Year 2

Year 3 – Session 3

 

Year 4 – Session 4

Code

Course Title

Crs

 

Code

Course Title

Crs

GSEM 728/729

Reading Theological French/German

3

 

GSEM 995

PhD Dissertation (16)

16

NTST 883

 Directed Independent Research

3

   

Submission of Article for publication

 

OTST/NTST/THST/MSSN 893

Interdisciplinary Seminar (Cognate)

3

   

Final Dissertation

 
 

Dissertation Mini Proposal

         
 

Chose a course from your cognate

3

       

GSEM 950 

Comprehensive Exams (0) (Five to six month preparation)

0

       
 

Total

12

   

Total

16

Grand Total:

 

Part Time Schedule

PhD – Specialization 3: Systematic Theology

 

Year 1 – Session 1

 

Year 2 – Session 2

Code

Course Title

Crs

 

Code

Course Title

Crs

THST 861

Principles and Methods of Theology

3

 

THST 882

 Human Nature and Destiny

3

THSTS 855

Early Christian Theology (3)

3

 

THST 870

 Protestant Theological Heritage

3

THST 860

Contemporary Theology (3)

3

 

THST 880

Seminar in Theological Issues

3

THST 865 

Doctrine of God (3)

3

 

GSEM 890

 Course Development and Teaching Practicum

3

THST 862

 Biblical Eschatology

3

 

THST 891

 History and Theology of Ecumenism

3

GSEM 867

 PhD Dissertation Research Methods and Proposal Seminar

3

   

Cognate (Chose a course from your cognate)

Submit an article for publication

3

 

Total

18

   

Total

18

 

Year 2

Year 3 – Session 3

 

Year 4 – Session 4

Code

Course Title

Crs

 

Code

Course Title

Crs

GSEM 728/729

Reading Theological French/German

3

   

GSEM 995 PhD Dissertation (16)

 

THST 883

Directed Independent Research

3

   

Submission of Article for publication

 

OTST/NTST/THST/MSSN 893

Interdisciplinary Seminar

3

   

Final Dissertation

 
 

Dissertation Mini Proposal

         
 

Chose a course from your cognate

3

       
 

Comprehensive Exams (0) (Five to six month preparation)

0

       
 

Total

12

   

Total

 

Grand Total:

 

 

Part Time Schedule

PhD – Specialization 4: Missiology

 

Year 1 – Session 1

 

Year 2 – Session 2

Code

Course Title

Crs

 

Code

Course Title

Crs

MSSN 870

Mission Strategy Development

3

 

MSSN 882

Islamic Culture and Society

3

MSSN 860

Witnessing to Animistic Religions

3

 

MSSN 875

Anthropology for World Mission and Ministry

3

MSSN 869

Research Methods in Mission and Ministry

3

 

MSSN 880

Seminar in Social Sciences and Mission

3

MSSN 875:

Contemporary Issues in Mission

3

 

GSEM 890 

Course Development and Teaching Practicum

3

MSSN 872

: Contextualization

3

 

MSSN 881

Urban Missions

3

GSEM 867 

PhD Dissertation Research Methods and Proposal Seminar

3

   

Cognate (Chose a course from your cognate)

Submit an article for publication

3

 

Total

18

   

Total

18

 

Year 2

Year 3 – Session 3

 

Year 4 – Session 4

Code

Course Title

Crs

 

Code

Course Title

Crs

GSEM 728/729

Reading Theological French /German

3

 

GSEM 995

PhD Dissertation (16)

 

MSSN 883

Directed Independent Research

3

   

Chapter 3& 4

 

OTST/NTST/THST/MSSN 893

Interdisciplinary Seminar

3

   

Submit an article for publication

 
 

Dissertation Mini Proposal

         
 

Chose a course from your cognate

3

       

GSEM 950 

Comprehensive Exams (0) (Five to six month preparation)

0

       
             
             
             
 

Total

     

Total

 

Grand Total:

 

Full-Time Schedule

PhD– Specialization 1 Old Testament

Year 1

First Semester

 

Second Semester

Code

Course Title

Crs

 

Code

Course Title

Crs

OTST 848

Advanced Hebrew

3

 

OTST 862

Advanced Old Testament Exegesis

3

OTST 850

Exilic Prophets

3

 

GSEM 867

PhD Dissertation Research Methods and Proposal Seminar

3

OTST 860

Theology of the Sanctuary

3

 

OTST 865

 Historical Books

3

OTST 861

Biblical Aramaic

3

 

OTST 870

 Biblical Wisdom Literature

3

 

Total

12

   

Total

12

   

Year 2

First Semester

 

Second Semester

Code

Course Title

Crs

 

Code

Course Title

Crs

OTST 880

Seminar in Old Testament Studies and Methods

3

 

GSEM 728/729

Reading Theological French/German 3 cr

3

GSEM 890

 Course Development and Teaching Practicum

3

 

--- 883

Directed Independent Research (Cognate course)

3

OTST 882

 Theology of the OT Eschatology

3

 

OTST  893

Interdisciplinary Seminar

3

 

Cognate (Chose a course from your cognate)

3

   

Cognate (Chose a course from your cognate)

3

 

Total

12

   

Total

12

 

Year 3

First Semester

 

Second Semester

Code

Course Title

Crs

 

Code

Course Title

Crs

GSEM 950 

Comprehensive Exams (0) Five -Six month preparation

   

GSEM 995

PhD Dissertation Continuation

 

GSEM 995

PhD Dissertation (16)

         
 

Submit an article for publication

         
 

Total

16

   

Total

 

Year 4

First Semester

 

Second Semester

Code

Course Title

Crs

 

Code

Course Title

Crs

 

GSEM 995 PhD Dissertation Continuation

     

GSEM 995 PhD Dissertation Continuation

 
             
         

Submit an article for publication

 
         

Final Chapter

 

Grand Total:  64

 

 

Full-Time Schedule

PhD – Specialization 2 New Testament

Year 1

First Semester

 

Second Semester

Code

Course Title

Crs

 

Code

Course Title

Crs

NTST 848 

Advanced Greek

3

 

NTST 862

Studies in Jewish Writings

3

NTST 850

Exegesis: 1 and 2 Corinthians

3

 

GSEM 867

 PhD Dissertation Research Methods and Proposal Seminar

3

NTST 860

Theology of the Sanctuary

3

 

NTST 865

Pastoral Epistles

3

NTST 861

Reading LXX

3

 

NTST 870

Prison Epistles of Paul

3

             
 

Total

12

   

Total

12

   

Year 2

First Semester

 

Second Semester

Code

Course Title

Crs

 

Code

Course Title

Crs

NTST 880

Seminar in NT Studies and Methods

3

 

GSEM 728/729

Reading Theological French\ German

3

GSEM 890

 Course Development and Teaching Practicum

3

 

NTST 883

 Directed Independent Research

3

NTST 882

Advanced Studies in the Gospels

3

 

--- 893

Interdisciplinary Seminar(Cognate)

3

 

Cognate (Chose a course from your cognate)

3

 

NTST 850

Exegesis 1 & Corinthians (3)

3

             
             
 

Total

12

   

Total

12

 

Year 3

First Semester

 

Second Semester

Code

Course Title

Crs

 

Code

Course Title

Crs

             

GSEM 950 

Comprehensive Exams (0) Five -Six month preparation

16

 

GSEM 995

PhD Dissertation Continuation

 

GSEM 995

PhD Dissertation (16)

         
 

Submit an article for publication

         
             
             
 

Total

16

   

Total

 

Grand Total: 

 

Total

     

Total

 

Year 4

First Semester

 

Second Semester

Code

Course Title

Crs

 

Code

Course Title

Crs

GSEM 995

PhD Dissertation Continuation

   

GSEM 995

PhD Dissertation Continuation

 
             
 

Submit an article for publication

     

Submit an article for publication

 
 

Final Chapter

     

Final Chapter

 

Grand Total: 

 

Full-Time Schedule

PhD – Specialization 3: Systematic Theology

Year 1

First Semester

 

Second Semester

Code

Course Title

Crs

 

Code

Course Title

Crs

THST 861

Principles and Methods of Theology

3

 

THST 862 

Biblical Eschatology

3

THSTS 855

Early Christian Theology

3

 

GSEM 867 

PhD Dissertation Research Methods and Proposal Seminar

3

THST 860

Contemporary Theology

3

 

THST 882 

Human Nature and Destiny

3

THST 865

 Doctrine of God

3

 

THST 870 

Protestant Theological Heritage

3

             
 

Total

12

   

Total

12

   

Year 2

First Semester

 

Second Semester

Code

Course Title

Crs

 

Code

Course Title

Crs

THST 880

Seminar in Theological Issues (3)

3

 

GSEM 728/729

Reading Theological French/German

3

GSEM 890 

Course Development and Teaching Practicum (3)

3

 

THST 883

Directed Independent Research

3

THST 891

 History and Theology of Ecumenism (3)

3

   

OTST/NTST/THST/MSSN 893 Interdisciplinary Seminar (Cognate)

3

 

Cognate (Chose a course from your cognate)

3

   

Cognate (Chose a course from your cognate)

3

         

Dissertation Mini Proposal

 
             
 

Total

12

   

Total

12

 

Year 3

First Semester

 

Second Semester

Code

Course Title

Crs

 

Code

Course Title

Crs

GSEM 950 

Comprehensive Exams (0) Five -Six month preparation

   

GSEM 995

PhD Dissertation Continuation

 

GSEM 995

PhD Dissertation (16)

         
 

Submit an article for publication

     

Submit an article for publication

 
         

Final Chapter

 
             
 

Total

     

Total

 

Grand Total: 

 

Total

     

Total

 

Year 4

First Semester

 

Second Semester

Code

Course Title

Crs

 

Code

Course Title

Crs

GSEM 995

PhD Dissertation Continuation

   

GSEM 995

PhD Dissertation Continuation

 
             
         

Submit an article for publication

 
         

Final Chapter

 

Grand Total: 

 

 

Full-Time Schedule

PhD – Specialization 4: Missiology

Year 1

First Semester

 

Second Semester

Code

Course Title

Crs

 

Code

Course Title

Crs

MSSN 870

Mission Strategy Development

3

 

MSSN 872

Contextualization (3)

 

MSSN 860

Witnessing to Animistic Religions

3

 

GSEM 867 

PhD Dissertation Research Methods and Proposal Seminar

 

MSSN 869

Research Methods in Mission and Ministry

3

 

MSSN 882

Islamic Culture and Society

 

MSSN 875

Contemporary Issues in Mission

3

 

MSSN 875

Anthropology for World Mission and Ministry

 
             
 

Total

12

   

Total

 
   

Year 2

First Semester

 

Second Semester

Code

Course Title

Crs

 

Code

Course Title

Crs

MSSN 880

Seminar in Social Sciences and Mission (3)

3

 

GSEM 728/729

Reading Theological French/ German

 

GSEM 890 

Course Development and Teaching Practicum (3)

3

 

MSSN 883

Directed Independent Research

 

MSSN 881

Urban Missions (3)

3

 

OTST/NTST/THST/MSSN 893

Interdisciplinary Seminar  (Cognate)

 
 

Cognate (Chose a course from your cognate)

3

   

Cognate (Chose a course from your cognate)

 
         

Dissertation Mini Proposal

 
             
 

Total

12

   

Total

12

 

Year 3

First Semester

 

Second Semester

Code

Course Title

Crs

 

Code

Course Title

Crs

GSEM 950 

Comprehensive Exams (0) Five -Six month preparation

   

GSEM 995

PhD Dissertation Continuation

 

GSEM 995

PhD Dissertation (16)

16

   

Submit an article for publication

 
 

Submit an article for publication

         
             
 

Total

16

   

Total

 

Year 4

First Semester

 

Second Semester

Code

Course Title

Crs

 

Code

Course Title

Crs

GSEM 995

PhD Dissertation Continuation

   

GSEM 995

PhD Dissertation Continuation

 
 

Submit an article for publication

     

Submit an article for publication

 
 

Final Chapter

     

Final Chapter

 

Grand Total: 

 

PhD in Leadership

PhDinLeadershipFirstCohort2017 The PhD in leadership programme intends to equip the reflective practitioners and ground their knowledge to African realities without neglecting the competencies needed for global leadership. It provides an opportunity for those who has a M.A. in Leadership to further develop their skills, knowledge and aptitude as competent leaders. The expected outcome of the learning experience are graduates who will provide effective leadership within their local communities and countries, while being totally comfortable and confident to occupy a position at the global level, if called to do so, in order to enhance the synergy of the Church, the community and society

  • A well-rounded curriculum designed to equip and train leaders without plucking them out of their context, thus combining a unique African perspective with a global one.
  • An educational programme of the highest quality at an affordable price.
  • Exposure to the dynamics of leadership through interaction with well qualified and spiritually committed faculty coming from all over the world.
  • Earning of a recognized degree from a chartered institution.
  • Studying in a modern institution with easy access to the facilities (lecture halls, internet, library, etc.).
  • Furthering the development of research skills to do empirical studies with the aim of building, enhancing and sharing knowledge with both researchers and practitioners
  • Getting an opportunity to develop a network of professionals from all over the world

Requirements

Credits

Core Courses

15

Specialization

18

Research & Thesis/Project

27

Total

60

   

  1. Organizational Leadership
  2. Business Leadership
  3. Public Health Leadership

PhD

Core Courses

Code

Course Title

Crs

 

LEAD 702

Biblical Foundations and Ethics for Leadership

3

 

LEAD 712

Legal and Organizational Policy Framework for Leadership

3

 

LEAD 740

Corporate Governance

3

 

LEAD 743

Leadership in Cross-Cultural Setting

3

 

LEAD 763

Leadership Competencies and Emotional Intelligence

3

   

Total

15

       
 

Code

Course Title

Crs

Specialization 1

Organizational Leadership

 

BUAD 708

Business, Church and Society

3

 

BUAD 734

Issues in Organizational Leadership and Management

3

 

LEAD 816

Applied Entrepreneurship and Creativity

3

 

LEAD 787

Advanced Topics in Organizational Leadership Research

3

 

LEAD 753

Leadership and Spirituality

3

 

LEAD 713

Systems Thinking and Strategic Leadership

3

   

TOTAL

18

Specialization 2

 Business Leadership

 

LEAD 812

Financial Management for Leaders

3

 

BUAD 723

Advanced Strategic Management and Planned Change

3

 

LEAD 776

Advanced Conflict and Crisis Management

3

 

LEAD 816

Applied Entrepreneurship and Creativity

3

 

LEAD 753

Models of Leadership in the Christian Context

3

 

LEAD 713

Systems Thinking and Strategic Leadership

3

   

TOTAL

18

Specialization 3

Public Health Leadership

 
 

PHAD 714

Communication Skills in Public Health Leadership

3

 

PHAD 788

Issues in Public Health Leadership Mentoring

3

 

PHAD 789

Public Health Law, Ethics and Policy Development

3

 

PHAD 842

Group Dynamics and Team Leadership in Public Health

3

 

PHAD 814

Advanced Topics in Public Health Research

3

 

LEAD 713

Systems Thinking and Strategic Leadership in Public Health  

3

   

Total

18

       

Research Component

Code

Course Title

Crs

 

BURM 790

Research Methods and Statistics

3

 

BURM 791

Applied Qualitative Research

4

 

BURM 792

Applied Quantitative Research

4

 

BURM 793

Research Seminars and publications

4

 

LEAD 899

Dissertation

12

   

Total

27

Grand Total:

 

60 Credits

 

 

Course Schedule

YEAR ONE

 

First Semester

Second Semester

No

Courses

Cr

Courses

Cr

1

BUAD 816 Applied Entrepreneurship and Creativity

3

BURM 790 Res, Meth and Statistics

3

2

LEAD 734 Issues in organizational leadership and management

3

LEAD 743 Leadership in Cross- Cultural Settings

3

3

BUAD 711 Corporate Strategic Leadership and Systems Thinking

3

LEAD 763 Leadership Comp. and Change Management

3

4

LEAD 773 Developmental Theories in organizational Leadership

3

BUAD 708 -Business , Church and Society

3

5

LEAD 712 Legal and Policy  Issues in Leadership

3

LEAD 702 Biblical Foundations for Leaders

3

 

TOTAL

15

 

15

YEAR TWO

 

Third Semester

Cr

Fourth Semester

Cr

1

BUAD 708 Business , Church and Society

3

LEAD 753 Models of Leadership in the Christian Context

3

2

LEAD 735 Ethical/Moral Formation for Leadership in Africa

3

BUAD 742 Financial Management

3

3

LEAD 783 Selected Leadership Theories

3

   

4

BUAD 739 Governance and Leadership

3

   

5

LEAD 753 Leadership and Spirituality

3

   
 

TOTAL

15

 

6

YEAR THREE

 

Fifth Semester

Cr

Sixth Semester

Cr

1

Comprehensive exam

     

2

Thesis registration

12

Dissertation Oral Defence

 

3

Proposal defence

     

4

Two article Publication

     

  

Course delivery for the programme is a mixture of blended, face-to-face, and online learning.

  1. A Master’s degree in Leadership or its equivalent with a minimum of 42 semester credits and a minimum Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of 3.33 (on a 4-point system)
  2. A relevant Master’s degree with a minimum of 42 semester credits and a minimum CGPA of 3.33. In some cases, selected leadership core courses may be required as programme prerequisites/bridging courses
  3. Successful completion of at least six (6) credits of coursework in research and statistics at the postgraduate level. This requirement is in addition to the completed and accepted thesis/project done at the postgraduate level
  4. A statement of purpose, career goals and commitment to academic excellence is required. This statement should be a maximum of five (5) pages, typed, double-spaced. It should be submitted together with the other application materials
  5. Three letters of recommendation are to be submitted with the application materials:
  • One professional recommendation
  • One academic recommendation
  • One character recommendation

Master of Divinity

About the Programme

The Master of Divinity (MDiv) programme is intended to provide practical, theological, and ministerial skills for individuals with Bachelor’s degree in Theology/Religion or who either do not have Bachelor’s degree in Theology, but have manifested a calling to the pastoral ministry. It shall function as a pathway for the Doctor of Ministry and Doctor of Philosophy degree for persons who desire to obtain higher competencies and skills in an area of practical theology.  

The MDiv degree programme provides post-graduate professional preparation for ministry with broad exposure to all fields of theological study. The programme applies biblical, historical, educational, linguistic, theological, philosophical, ethical, missiological, pastoral, and evangelistic instruction to the practical work of the Church. Practical field experience is a vital part of this programme.

 

Specializations: 

  • New Testament                             
  • Old Testament                               
  • Mission

 

Purpose of the Programme

The Master of Divinity (MDiv) programme is the most comprehensive theological programme in the field of religious education because it equips learners with extensive knowledge in both biblical studies and applied theology and prepares graduates further for ministry in the Church.


Objective of the Programme

The objective of the MDiv programme is to enable students to develop competencies in Bible, Church history, doctrine, spiritual formation, as well as servant leadership skills required for local Church ministry.

  1. Have a bachelor’s degree with a minimum CGPA of 3.00 on a 4-point scale or its equivalent grade of 60%. Applicants with a CGPA of 2.5 to 2.99 or 55% to 59% may be accepted on probation. [Non Theology/Religion bachelors is acceptable but will be required to complete an additional 30 credits]
  2. Have two Recommendations: One from the local Church Board and one from your previous university or from the employing organization if employed. Submit the name, email address and designation of your referees, and AUA admissions will email the link for completing the online recommendation form. The applicant should seek the consent of the referee before submitting their details.
  3. Must demonstrate proficiency in English


Programme Leader: Dr Felix Poniatowski  
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.   
WhatsApp: +254 743 293 665  


 

Duration of the Program

Years

Semesters/Sessions

Full-time MDiv 1 (24 cr. per year)

3

6

Full-time MDiv 2 (30 cr. per year)

4

8

Part-time MDiv 1 (18 cr. per year)

4

4

Part-time MDiv 2 (24 cr. per year)

5

5

 

 

MDiv – For those with Bachelor’s in Theology

MDiv-1 – Full Time – 3 Years

(8  Semesters) – Total Credits - 72

 

MDiv-1  – Part Time – 4 Years

(4 Sessions)  – Total  Credits - 72

Year 1

1st Sem.

Year 1

 2nd Sem

Year 2

1st Sem

Year 2

2nd Sem

Year 3

1 st Sem

Year 3

2nd Sem

 

Year 1

Session 1

Year 2

Session 2

Year 3

Session 3

Year 4

Session 4

 

12

12

15

15

12

6

 

21

24

21

6

 

MDiv – for those with Bachelor’s in non-Theology

MDiv-2 – Full Time – 4 Years

(8  Semesters) – Total Credits - 102

 

MDiv-2 – Part Time – 5 Years

(4 Sessions)  – Total  Credits - 102

Year 1

1st Sem.

Year 1

 2nd Sem

Year 2

1st Sem

Year 2

2nd Sem

Year 3

1 st Sem

Year 3

2nd Sem

Year 4

1st Sem

Year 4

2nd

Sem

 

Year 1

Ses-sion 1

Year 2

Ses-sion 2

Year 3

Ses-sion 3

Year 4

Ses-sion 4

Year 5

Ses-sion 5

12

12

12

12

15

15

15

9

 

24

24

24

21

9


 

 

 

 

 

 

Requirements MDiv-1

Credits

Core Courses

45

Specialization

12

Research & Thesis/Project

15

Total

72

 

Requirements MDiv-2

Credits

Core Courses

45

Specialization

12

Research & Thesis/Project

15

Additional courses

30

Total

102

 

MDiv

 

Core Courses

Code

Course Title

Crs

 
 

OTST 665

The Pentateuch

3

 
 

OTST 558

Hebrew Readings

3

 
 

NTST 660

Gospels

3

 
 

NTST 558

Greek Readings

3

 
 

THST 610

Revelation, Inspiration, and Hermeneutics

3

 
 

THST 660

Issues in SDA Theology

3

 
 

CHIS 612

History of Reformation

3

 
 

CHIS 670

SDA Church Heritage

3

 
 

CHMN 630

Church Leadership and Administration

3

 
 

CHMN 639

Church Growth and Equipping Pastor

3

 
 

CHMN 680

Expository Preaching

3

 
 

MSSN 600

Church and Its Mission

3

 
 

CHMN 643

Christian Professional Ethics

3

 
 

CHMN 634

Youth ministry

3

 
 

THST 678

Issues in Science and Religion

3

 
   

Total

45

 

MDiv (option 2)

 
 

NTST 550

Greek Grammar

3

 
 

OTST 501

Introduction to the OT

3

 
 

NTST 501

Introduction to the NT

3

 
 

OTST 550

Hebrew Grammar

3

 
 

CHIS 610

Early and Medieval Church History

3

 
 

CHMN 540

Pastoral Ministry and Church Policy

3

 
 

CHMN 637

Pastoral Care and Counselling

3

 
 

CHMN 639

Personal and Public Evangelism

3

 
 

CHIS 675

Life, Work, and Writings of E.G. White

3

 
 

CHMN 668

Pastoral Ministry Practicum

3

 
   

Total

30

 
         

Specialization 1

Code

Course Title

Crs

 

NT

NTST 620

NT Backgrounds

3

 
 

NTST 682

Theology of the New Testament

3

 
 

NTST 664

Romans

3

 
 

NTST 670

Revelation

3

 
   

Specialization 2

Code

Course Title

Crs

 

OT

OTST 620

Old Testament Backgrounds

3

 
 

OTST 682

Theology of the Old Testament

3

 
 

OTST 520

Studies in the Prophets

3

 
 

OTST 672

Daniel

3

 
   

Specialization 3

Code

Course Title

Crs

 

Mission

MSSN 685

World Mission

3

 
 

AFTR 668

African Traditional Religion

3

 
 

MSSN 529

Foundations of Cross-Cultural Ministry

3

 
 

MSSN 691

Principles of Contextualization

3

 
   

Total

12

 
         

Research

Code

Course Title

Crs

 
 

OTST/NTST 646

Studies in Biblical Exegesis

3

 
 

GSEM 605

Applied Theology Research and Writing

3

 
 

GSEM 606

Seminar in Applied Research

3

 
 

GSEM 693

MDiv Project/Thesis

6

 
   

Total

15

 

Grand Total:

   

72

 

 

Part-Time Schedule MDiv-1

MDiv – Specialization

Year 1 – Session 1

 

Year 2 – Session 2

Code

Course Title

Crs

 

Code

Course Title

Crs

GSEM 605

Applied Theology Research Methods and Writing

3

 

CHIS 612

History of Reformation

3

CHMN 643

Christian Professional Ethics

3

 

CHIS 670

SDA Church Heritage

3

MSSN 600

Church and Its Mission

3

 

NTST 660

Gospels

3

CHMN 630

Church Leadership and Administration

3

 

NTST 558

Greek Readings

3

THST 610

Revelation, Inspiration, and Hermeneutics

3

 

THST 678

Issues in Science and Religion

3

THST 660

Contemporary Issues in SDA Theology

3

   

Specialization

3

CHMN 639

Church Growth and Spiritual Nurture

3

 

CHMN 680

Expository Preaching

3

         

Specialization

3

 

Total

21

   

Total

24

             
 

Year 3 – Session 3

 

Year 4 – Session 4

Code

Course Title

Crs

 

Code

Course Title

Crs

OTST/NTST 646

 Studies in Biblical Exegesis

3

 

GSEM 693

MDiv Project/Thesis

6

OTST 558

Hebrew Readings

3

       

GSEM 606

Applied Theology Research Seminar

3

       

CHMN 634

Children, Youth, and Young Adult Ministry

3

       

OTST 624

Seminar in Old Testament Theology: Pentateuch

3

       
 

Specialization

3

       
 

Specialization

3

       
 

Total

21

   

Total

6

             

Grand Total:   72

 

 

Part-Time Schedule MDiv-2

MDiv – Specialization 1

Year 0 – Session 0

 

Year 1 – Session 1

Code

Course Title

Crs

 

Code

Course Title

Crs

NTST 550

Greek Grammar*

3

 

OTST 550

Hebrew Grammar*

3

OTST 501

Introduction to the NT*

3

 

CHMN 643

Christian Professional Ethics

3

CHIS 675

Life, Work, and Writings of E.G. White*

3

 

GSEM 605

Applied Theology Research Methods and Writing

3

OTST 501

Introduction to the OT*

3

 

MSSN 600

Church and Its Mission

3

CHMN 540

Pastoral Ministry and Church Policy*

3

 

CHMN 630

Church Leadership and Administration

3

CHMN 637

Pastoral Care and Counseling*

3

 

THST 610

Revelation, Inspiration, and Hermeneutics

3

CHMN 639

Personal and Public Evangelism*

3

 

THST 660

Contemporary Issues in SDA Theology

3

CHIS 610

History of the Early and Medieval Church*

3

 

CHMN 639

Church Growth and Spiritual Nurture

3

 

Total

24

   

Total

24

Year 2 – Session 2

 

Year 3 – Session 3

Code

Course Title

Crs

 

Code

Course Title

Crs

CHIS 612

History of Reformation

3

 

OTST/NTST 646

 Studies in Biblical Exegesis

3

CHIS 670

SDA Church Heritage

3

 

OTST 558

Readings in Hebrew Old Testament

3

NTST 660

Gospels

3

 

GSEM 606

Applied Theology Research Seminar

3

NTST 558

Readings in Greek New Testament

3

 

CHMN 634

Youth Ministry

3

THST 678

Science and Religion

3

 

OTST 665

Pentateuch

3

 

Specialization

3

   

Specialization

3

CHMN 680

Expository Preaching

3

   

Specialization

3

 

Specialization

3

       
 

Total

24

   

Total

21

             
 

Year 4 – Session 4

   

Code

Course Title

Crs

       

GSEM 695

Research Project/Thesis

6

       

CHMN 668

Pastoral Ministry Practicum*

3

       
 

Total

9

       

Grand Total:  102

 

Full-Time Schedule MDiv-1

MDiv – Specialization

Year 1

First Semester

 

Second Semester

Code

Course Title

Crs

 

Code

Course Title

Crs

 

CHMN 643

Christian Professional Ethics

3

 

THST 610

Revelation, Inspiration, and Hermeneutics

3

 

GSEM 605

Applied Theology Research Methods and Writing

3

 

THST 660

Contemporary Issues in SDA Theology

3

 

MSSN 600

Church and Its Mission

3

 

CHIS 612

History of Reformation

3

 

CHMN 630

Church Leadership and Administration

3

 

CHIS 670

SDA Church Heritage

3

 
 

Total

12

   

Total

12

 

Year 2

First Semester

 

Second Semester

Code

Course Title

Crs

 

Code

Course Title

Crs

 

NTST 660

Gospels

3

 

CHMN 639

Church Growth and Spiritual Nurture

3

 

NTST 558

Readings in Greek New Testament

3

 

GSEM 606

Applied Theology Research Seminar

3

 

THST 678

Science and Religion

3

 

CHMN 634

Youth Ministry

3

 
 

Specialization

3

   

Specialization

3

 

OTST/NTST 646

 Studies in Biblical Exegesis

3

   

Specialization

3

 
 

Total

15

   

Total

15

 
 

Year 3

First Semester

 

Second Semester

Code

Course Title

Crs

 

Code

Course Title

Crs

 

OTST 665

Pentateuch

3

 

GSEM 695

Research Project/Thesis

6

 

OTST 558

Readings in Hebrew Old Testament

3

         
 

Specialization

3

         

CHMN 680

Expository Preaching

3

         
 

Total

12

   

Total

6

 

Grand Total:  72

 

Full-Time Schedule MDiv-2

MDiv – Specialization

Year 0

First Semester

 

Second Semester

Code

Course Title

Crs

 

Code

Course Title

Crs

NTST 550

Greek Grammar*

3

 

CHMN 540

Pastoral Ministry and Church Policy*

3

OTST 501

Introduction to the NT*

3

 

OTST 550

Hebrew Grammar*

3

CHIS 675

Life, Work, and Writings of E.G. White*

3

 

CHMN 639

Personal and Public Evangelism*

3

OTST 501

Introduction to the OT*

3

 

CHIS 610

History of the Early and Medieval Church*

3

Total

12

 

Total

12

Year 1

First Semester

 

Second Semester

Code

Course Title

Crs

 

Code

Course Title

Crs

CHMN 643

Christian Professional Ethics

3

 

THST 610

Revelation, Inspiration, and Hermeneutics

3

GSEM 605

Applied Theology Research Methods and Writing

3

 

THST 660

Contemporary Issues in SDA Theology

3

MSSN 600

Church and Its Mission

3

 

CHIS 612

History of Reformation

3

CHMN 630

Church Leadership and Administration

3

 

CHIS 670

SDA Church Heritage

3

 

Total

12

   

Total

12

             
             

Year 2

First Semester

 

Second Semester

Code

Course Title

Crs

 

Code

Course Title

Crs

NTST 660

Gospels

3

 

CHMN 639

Church Growth and Spiritual Nurture

3

NTST 558

Readings in Greek New Testament

3

 

GSEM 606

Applied Theology Research Seminar

3

THST 678

Science and Religion

3

 

CHMN 634

Youth Ministry

3

 

Specialization

3

   

Specialization

3

OTST/NTST 646

 Studies in Biblical Exegesis

3

   

Specialization

3

 

Total

15

   

Total

15

 

Year 3

First Semester

 

Second Semester

Code

Course Title

Crs

 

Code

Course Title

Crs

OTST 665

Pentateuch

3

 

GSEM 695

Research Project/Thesis

6

OTST 558

Readings in Hebrew Old Testament

3

 

CHMN 668

Pastoral Ministry Practicum*

3

 

Specialization

3

       

CHMN 680

Expository Preaching

3

       

CHMN 637

Pastoral Care and Counseling*

3

       
 

Total

15

   

Total

9

Grand Total:  102

Master of Science in Applied Computer Science

About the Programme

The Master of Applied Computer Science programme at the Adventist University of Africa seeks to contribute to filling the shortage of professionals and researchers needed for the full adoption of digital transformation. The programme has three specializations: Cybersecurity, Network and Systems Administration and Data Science and Artificial Intelligence.

Purpose of the Programme

The Master of Applied Computer Science programme seeks to develop competent professionals and scientists who can embrace research in digital transformation and systems integration within the continent of Africa. Specializations are in cybersecurity, network and systems administration as well as Data Science and Artificial Intelligence.

1. Cybersecurity specialization provides graduates with skills to ensure and enhance the security of systems in businesses and organisations.

2. Network and Systems Administration specialization produce graduates who can ensure proper deployment and configuration of systems for proper operation.

3. Data Science and Artificial Intelligence specialization seeks to produce graduates who will drive innovations and utilize opportunities brought by advances in science, technology, and research. 

The philosophy of the Master of Science in Applied Computer Science is derived from the basic beliefs of the Seventh-day Adventist church and the mission of the University concerning the need for stewardship and development of the person in order to maintain the physical, mental and spiritual health necessary for the in-dwelling of the Spirit of God and provision of service to individuals, the local community as well as the broader society.

The specific philosophy of this programme is that 21st-century scientists and technicians are required not only to be competent in their respective areas of specialization but also thrust worthy, reliable, committed, and accountable to God, to their employer, and their direct supervisor.

Applicants must:

1. Have a first degree in computer science or related fields (Information Technology, Information Systems, and relevant Engineering degrees) from a recognized university with a minimum CGPA of 3.00 on a 4-point scale or its equivalent grade of 60%.  Applicants with a CGPA of 2.5 to 2.99 or 55% to 59% may be accepted on probation.

2. Have two Recommendations: One from a religious leader and one from your previous university or from the employing organization if employed. Submit the name, email address and designation of your referees, and AUA admissions will email the link for completing the online recommendation form. The applicant should seek the consent of the referee before submitting their details.

 3. Demonstrate proficiency in English.

Programme Coordinator: Dr Lossan BondeEmail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Duration of the Program

Years

Semesters/Sessions

Full-time

2

4

Part-time

3

3

 

Requirements

Credits

Core Courses

15

Specialization

18

Research & Thesis/Project

12

Total

45

 Specializations: 

  • Cybersecurity
  • E-Services
  • Network and Systems Administration

  

MSC

Core Courses

Code

Course Title

Crs

 

ACSP 601

Christian Ethics and Values

3

 

ACSP 604

Business Intelligence and E-Business

3

 

ACSP 608

Seminars in Trends in Computing and Technology

3

 

ACSP 609

Advanced Database Systems & Database Security

3

 

ACSP 621

Business Management

3

   

Total

15

       

Cybersecurity

Code

Course Title

Crs

 

ACSP 618

Security Risk Management and Policy

3

 

ACSP 631

IT Security

3